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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (May 19, 2008)

Long Winded Writing

Ruth, a Writing 12 student, has this advice for aspiring writers:

"Be careful with the length of the writing. Readers would be exhausted by long winded writing."

True, readers often have little patience for overly long and complex writing. As Ruth advises, seek the simplest and most direct expression if you wish to have more, and happier, readers.

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